With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance.
Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn’t deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn’t strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself.
I'm still not happy with the overly controlling manipulation men dictating to the female partners. Its that whole 'you're here for my happiness and pleasure only' thing that bugs me. The male characters know the women more than themselves, know what they need more than they do, and say it until they believe it.
All that aside Alonzo has serious baggage that comes with him, so does Eva. The two of them are broken bits who find a sort of mirror reflection of themselves in one another.
Oddly I felt Leopards Fury could have been done as a novella and made the same point instead of being a full novel.
Still its been a vast improvement on all Christine's other books lately so there was still plenty to like. I just didn't agree with how she felt male characters should treat women in relationships. I do recommend Leopards Fury as a read because its written well and its a good story.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a print copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Penguin/Berkley Publishing
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